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Marc De Smet

"I like all the possibilities this network offers to me: From finding information over my new dentist to meeting other expats in my free time."

Anja Tarasov

"Chennai is an amazing, dynamic and bustling city, but I felt so lonely not having any friends here. Now I know many other expatriates."

Enjoy living and working in Chennai

Are you an expat living in Chennai? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the Indian aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺDo I have to pay taxes or licence fees for owning a TV?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for cultural institutes in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in Chennai can take you hours. However, by using our Chennai expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to Chennai. Beginning with local organisations and companies top tips about health-care - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in Chennai.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Chennai. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from moving to Bali to living in Lima.

Top Articles in the Chennai Expat Guide

  • Moving to Chennai

    Will you be moving to Chennai soon? As an expat, you’ll need to know the practical issues involved in this endeavor. Read on in the following guide for detailed explanations of visa requirements and residency permits, as well as how to get around in the city.
  • Living in Chennai

    Living in Chennai will place you in the heart of a bustling Indian city. This can be a shock for some expats, as the Indian way of life is completely unique. This InterNations guide will introduce you to the city’s culture, as well as the more practical issues of housing and education in Chennai.
  • Working in Chennai

    Chennai has made a name as a commercial center. Working in Chennai will thus place you in the hub of India’s economy. The following guide will give you an overview of Chennai’s economy and tell you about the healthcare, tax, and social security options for expatriates.

Information for the Expat Life in Chennai

Are you looking for specific information, such as business associations in town or a doctor speaking your native language in India? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for Chennai, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in Chennai. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our Chennai expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations Chennai and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Namaste from our expats living and working in Chennai.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Chennai? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in San José or living in Mascarene Islands!

Marc De Smet

"I like all the possibilities this network offers to me: From finding information over my new dentist to meeting other expats in my free time."

Anja Tarasov

"Chennai is an amazing, dynamic and bustling city, but I felt so lonely not having any friends here. Now I know many other expatriates."

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